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Five Major Tibetan NGOs Condemn China’s Attacks on Kirti Monastery

Chinese Troops Turn Monastery into Virtual Prison; Cut off

Critical Food Supplies to Monks

Since the self-immolation of a 20-year old monk Phuntsok at Kirti Monastery on March
16, 2011 the situation in Ngaba, eastern Tibet (Ch: Aba, Qinghai Province) has been
extremely tense. The Chinese authorities have now imposed a severe lockdown on the
monastery, armed guards are patrolling the entrance, and the back of the monastery
has been enclosed within cement walls built to imprison the monks inside. Food
supplies have been cut off, prompting widespread fears that the monastery will face a
food crisis in the coming days. There are approximately 2,500 monks trapped inside the

In recent weeks, the Chinese government has violently restricted religious activities at
Kirti Monastery and has launched a vigorous ‘Patriotic Re-Education Campaign’.
The Monastery – a sanctuary for the practice of Buddhism and teachings of peace – has
been effectively converted into an enormous prison. Dozens of monks have been
arrested and taken from the monastery and their whereabouts remain unknown.

“As a former political prisoner, I have personally experienced the kind of torture
inflicted on Tibetans in Chinese prison. The Kirti monks are innocent and are under
attack for simply expressing their internationally recognized right to freedom of
religion,” said Lukar Jam, Vice President of GuChuSum (former Political Prisoner’s
Movement of Tibet). “We are gravely concerned about the situation in Ngaba and call for
the immediate release of all those arbitrarily detained in recent weeks.”

According to reliable sources in Ngaba, residents learned on the evening of April 11th
2011 that Chinese authorities were planning to forcibly remove all monks between the
ages of 18 and 40 from the monastery. The monks were to be transferred to local prisons
where they would be subjected to China's repressive political "reeducation".

Local Tibetans immediately gathered at the monastery to block the entrance. The
armed police and soldiers tried to break through the crowd by beating the Tibetans and
setting police dogs on them. In spite of the violent attacks, the Tibetans stood their
ground and the troops failed to enter the monastery's inner gates.
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“The United Nations and world governments must intervene in the name of human
rights and pressure the Chinese government to put an end to its violent attacks and
intimidation tactics in Ngaba,” said Tsewang Rigzin, President of Tibetan Youth
Congress on behalf of the 5 Tibetan NGOs. “We urge the global community to express
outrage and to take immediate action to protect the lives of innocent Tibetans.”

The barbaric acts being carried out by Chinese authorities in Ngaba are reminiscent of
the destruction and severe repression inflicted on Tibetans by Chinese troops after the
invasion of Tibet in 1949 and during the Cultural Revolution.

Since 1959, the Chinese government has continued to destroy Tibetan monasteries.
brutalizing and torturing Tibetan monks and nuns. 50 years of Chinese rule, however,
has not destroyed the Tibetan people’s spirit but instead has served to further fuel the
resistance movement throughout Tibet.

On March 16th, 2008, during the peaceful uprising in Ngaba, protestors were brutally
suppressed by Chinese troops and at least 10 Tibetans were killed. It was on the 3rd
anniversary of this incident that Phuntsok self-immolated himself in protest against
Chinese rule in Tibet.

In recent weeks, two other Tibetans – 59-year old Bulug and a 37-year old monk named
Jamyang, died as a result of injuries sustained in police detention following their
involvement in peaceful protests in 2008.


Tibetan Youth Congress

Tibetan Women’s Association
National Democratic Party of Tibet
GuChuSum movement of Tibet
Students for a Free Tibet-India

This is an English translation of the original Tibetan version. In case of any discrepancy, the binding

version is the Tibetan original.

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中国当局のキルティ寺院弾圧に対するチベット NGO 共同声明

2011 年 4 月 14 日

年 3 月 16 日に僧侶プンツォ(20 歳)が抗議の焼身自殺をして以来、非常に緊張した状況が続い
2500 人の僧侶が閉じこめられている。


現地情報筋によると、2011 年 4 月 11 日夕方、住民は、中国当局が僧院内の 18~40 歳の僧

チベット NGO5 組織を代表し、TYC(チベット青年会議)会長ツェワン・リンジンは「国連および世

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中国当局がンガバで行っている野蛮な行動は、1949 年のチベット侵略直後や文化大革命中
1959 年以降、チベットの僧院を破壊し続け、僧侶や尼僧に残忍な仕打ちや拷問を与え続けてきた。
しかし中国は 50 年間にわたる支配によっても、チベットの人々の精神を破壊することはできなかっ

2008 年 3 月 16 日のンガバでの平和的蜂起のなか、抗議者たちは中国当局に動物のように
残酷に鎮圧され、少なくとも 10 人のチベット人が殺された。それから 3 年目の節目に、自分自身の
この数週間に、プンツォのほか 2 人のチベット人――2008 年の平和的抗議活動に関与したと
いう理由で収監されていたブルク(59 歳)とジャミヤン・ジンパ(37 歳)――が、拘束中の拷問が原

Tibetan Youth Congress(チベット青年会議)

Tibetan Women’s Association(チベット女性協会)
National Democratic Party of Tibet(チベット国民民主党)
GuChuSum movement of Tibet(グチュスムの会)
Students for a Free Tibet-India(スチューデント・フォー・フリー・チベット・インディア)